It is a nonsurgical minimally invasive way to address problems caused by facial skin laxity that occurs with aging, weight loss, stress or lifestyle changes. It uses barbed threads which are inserted under the skin in a painless manner to lift jowls, cheek folds, droopy eyebrows and sagging neck.
If you are the person who has tried all home remedies for facial skin wrinkles and laxity, tried anti aging creams and lasers , then you are on the right page to understand what thread lift is about .
Women and Men between 35- 55 years with mild to moderate laxity of skin in the face
As the above category and not wanting to go ahead with a surgical face lift
Individuals looking for procedures with less downtime procedure and have realistic expectations
Isolated areas of laxity like the neck or a droopy outer eyebrows
Premature skin laxity
It is also called the lunchtime lift as the procedure is done under Local anesthesia or a mild sedation . You can go home a few hours after the procedure .
A barbed or a cogged thread with a needle is introduced from the hairline region and passed under the skin to the center of the face. Multiple threads are passed in different vectors to catch the excess skin. These threads are then pulled up and anchored in the scalp to give an immediate lifting effect to the jowls, neck, and eyebrows or droopy cheeks. The threads dissolve over a few months and during this time the lifted tissue rests firmly in its new position .
These threads have the added benefit of stimulating the production of collagen in our skin. As we age the collagen content of our skin reduces causing loss of volume and suppleness to skin causing wrinkles and fine lines. Threads by stimulating the collagen production rejuvenates the skin of face. This effect of threads lasts for 2-3 years.
Post procedure avoids hot showers, sleeping on face and strenuous exercises for 10 days. You can get back to work in a few days.
Apply antiseptic cream at the entry points of threads in the hairline. Cold compress can help in reducing the mild bruises and swelling that may occur with thread lift . You may also be prescribed some mild painkillers for the initial 2-3 days. Follow diligent sun protection for a few weeks with sunblock and sunglasses.
Results of Thread lift procedure are immediate and improve over the next few weeks. The collagen production keeps the results lasting for 2-3 years. It also needs a healthy lifestyle which includes a good diet, exercise, regular skin care regime at home and curtailing smoking and alcohol.
If you are looking for a thread lift procedure in Bangalore or a thread lift in Hyderabad, Dr Sandhya Balsubramanyan is the right Plastic surgeon for you . Dr Sandhya has the experience and expertise in the best anti aging treatment in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Her personalized approach to each client , understanding their goals and discussing the best possible option is what makes her special.
A thread lift is usually considered safe. However, soon after the procedure, there could be swelling and bruising. In addition, some complications such as infection, allergy, pain, asymmetry, threads becoming visible, or tissue getting scarred in some cases. Note that most of these minor inconveniences are uncommon, and even if they happen, they usually resolve on their own.
The mid face folds, lower face jowls, marionette lines around the corners of mouth, lax skin in chin, neck folds, eyebrows to lift the outer edge and even nose for a droopy tip can be tackled with threads.
Combining some other procedures with a thread lift could give more effective and long-lasting results. For instance, by injecting dermal fillers to smoothen the wrinkles on your face, the result of a thread lift can be enhanced. Other non-surgical options such as Ultherapy and fractional laser can also be used. This therapy aims at stimulating the production of collagen in the skin.
Soon after the procedure, there are some visible changes. But the real effects start appearing after a month. It takes 6 to 9 months for the threads to dissolve completely. Therefore, the result of thread lift are most apparent during this time. The procedure is not surgical and acts as a temporary solution. In most cases, the effect of thread lift lasts for 2-3 years with good skin care and healthy lifestyle.
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